Dartmouth & District Pipe Band is Cleaning Up the Dartmouth Commons


















Dartmouth & District Pipe Band is participating in Clean Nova Scotia’s Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, at the Dartmouth Commons.

Throughout the summer months the band practices for competitions, parades and performances at the Dartmouth Commons, so to kick off the season they are volunteering to clean up the space for themselves and others to enjoy.

“We really wanted to get out into our community and do something a little different to kick off this year’s pipe band season,” says event coordinator Heather Keddy.

“Choosing the Dartmouth Commons as our clean up location was obvious since we’ve been practicing there for the last few summers. We wanted to give something back to this beautiful community space.”

They will be joining thousands of other Nova Scotians in making our province a little more beautiful this April, which is Earth Month.

The band welcomes players, friends, fans, and community members to join them in the clean up.

About the Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-UpThe Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up is Nova Scotia’s primary volunteer-driven community cleanup program, facilitating year-round, cleanups across the province. For the past 25 years, Clean Nova Scotia is proud to provides supplies and support to participants (individuals, groups, businesses, schools), to carry out community-based cleanups.

About Dartmouth & District Pipe Band www.dartmouthpipeband.comThe Dartmouth & District Pipe Band is based out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, drawing members and students from across the Halifax Regional Municipality and the province. The organization currently consists of two competition bands, a parade band and a well-established bagpipe and drumming school.

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Come and celebrate Scotland’s national day at a family ceilidh featuring performances by Dartmouth & District Pipe Band and RCMP ‘H’ Division Pipes and Drums. Tickets are $15 (10 and under are free).

Tickets available through band members and at the door.

There will be a silent auction with items donated by L&M Highland Outfitters, Deltas in Halifax, Radisson Suite Hotel Halifax, Jeremy Keddy Music, Warner Music Canada, The Worry Birds, and more! Also, don’t forget to purchase tickets to our gift card tree! Oodles of gift cards can be won at a great price of $2.00 per ticket or 3 tickets for $5.00.

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Announcement: Annual General Meeting

Dartmouth & District Pipe Band will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. The meeting will commence at 7pm in the Saint James Church Hall on Portland Street in Dartmouth.

All are welcome to attend.

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We recently unveiled our new bass drum, proudly sponsored by Durty Nelly’s.

We appreciate their generous support and now ask that you follow their lead by donating to our organization!

Any donations of $200.00 will be acknowledged, with your consent, in the following ways:

1. Inclusion on our online Donor List.

2. Announcements acknowledging your donation during appropriate events.

3. Acknowledgement on one of our snare or tenor drums! 

Download a donation_form now! If you would like more information please email us.

Donating In Memoriam
Make a donation in memory of a family member, friend or colleague, and we will send a letter on your behalf acknowledging your thoughtful donation.

Donating In Honour or In Celebration
Make a donation in honour of someone special in your life or a special event such as a birthday, graduation, wedding, anniversary, thank you to a special teacher/friend or milestone. We will send a letter on your behalf acknowledging your thoughtful donation.

Individual donors will receive an official tax receipt confirming your donation.

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Jigs, Reels, and Beers 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013
3:00pm until 7:00pm

Members of Squid
Alycia Putnam
Celtic Sole Dance
The Worry Birds
Greene School of Irish Dance
Dartmouth & District Pipe Band
and more!

Ticket are $20
(12 and under free)

To purchase or reserve tickets email, message us on Facebook, or contact a band member.

Tickets are limited.

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10th Annual Mini Gatherings Entry Form

It’s that time of year again. A great opportunity to get brushed up durung the winter.

The 2013 Halifax Citadel Annual Mini Gathering dates are as follows: February 9, March 2, and April 6.

Download the details and entry form here: Entry form 2013

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St. Andrew’s Day Celebration 2012



















November 25, 2012
3 PM – 7 PM
Durty Nelly’s (Argyle & Sackville St., Halifax)

Family Ceilidh Featuring: Dartmouth & District Pipe Band, Colchester Legion Pipes & Drums, RCMP ‘H’ Division Pipes & Drums, prizes, silent auction and more!

Tickets are available from band members, by emailing bookings@dartmouthpipeband.com or calling 902-579-PIPE (7473). Tickets are limited.

$15.00 each (under 10 free)

Check our event page for more details and updates!

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2012 Award Winners and New Executive

Ivan Richardson Trophy Drum Pad
Tristan Harrington

Katherine Fowler Memorial Trophy Achievement Junior Drumming
Ainsley Gordon

R A Stanley Chisholm Award-First Year Chanter
Leigham Lemire

Wayne Moug Bursary– Advanced Chanter/Beginning Pipes
Brett Jordan

George Fowler Memorial Trophy Achievement Junior Piping
Ross Whyte

Clan Sutherland Junior Leadership Award
Kirsty Whyte

Jim Connors Memorial Award Personal Achievement Senior Drumming
Dylan Chisholm
Zach Smith

DDPBA Personal Achievement Senior Mid-section
Angela Ryan

Jim Connors Memorial Award Personal Achievement Senior Piping
Colin Shaver

Clan Sutherland Senior Leadership Award
Brian Morrison

Dress and Deportment Award
Ingrid MacLean

Pipe Major Andrew Payzant Award
Cathie Caldwell

John T. Connors Participation Award
Bhreagh MacDonald

DDPBA Award for Achievement in Junior Piping
Keegan Durnford

DDPBA Award for Achievement in Junior Drumming
Alex Marr

Cote Award for Achievement in Senior Piping
Blaise Theriault

DDPBA Award for Achievement in Senior Drumming
Bree Caldwell

Welcome to the 2012-13 Executive:
President: David Marr
Past President: Jim Theriault
Vice President: (open)
Secretary: Ingrid MacLean
Treasurer : Chris Keeping
Ways & Means Director: Heather Keddy
Publicity Director: Lynn Redmond
Social Director: Cathie Caldwell
School Director: Helen Wright
Band Manager: Shona Whyte
Quartermaster: Lisa Leonard
Director at Large: Gilbert Whyte

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2012 Awards Night and AGM

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:30 PM is Dartmouth & District Pipe Band’s Annual Awards Night at St. James church hall. The evening is a chance for the band to congratulate its members on their achievements over the past year. There will be a short concert, awards will be presented and snacks will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

The Annual General Meeting is being held directly before the awards night festivities at 6:30 PM, also at St. James church hall. All parents and members are welcome to attend.

Note from the school: There will be no official classes on Wednesday, October 24, but we do hope that all students, instructors and families will join us that evening.

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Ceilidh on the Harbour

ATTENTION: Ceilidh on the Harbour has been postponed to September 15, 2012.

If you already have tickets they will be honoured for the September 15th voyage. If you would like a refund please email us or see the band member you purchased your tickets from. Apologizes and thank you for your support of Dartmouth & District Pipe Band.

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time: 3:30PM to 5:30 PM
Harbour Queen, Murphy’s on the Water

Featuring Dartmouth & District Pipe Band, The Worry Birds and surprise musical guests. Cash bar on board.

Tickets are $30 and are available through band members, by calling 902-579-PIPE (7473) or email.

Tickets are limited! Get yours today!

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